4 Fulbright-University of Bordeaux Doctoral Research Award
Accepted Degree Levels
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Grant Length10 Months
Up to four awards are offered to students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States to pursue research for their thesis at the University of Bordeaux. Candidates may carry out research projects in any of the disciplines represented at the University of Bordeaux's doctoral schools.
The University of Bordeaux is home to 56,000 students, with 8 doctoral schools, 70 research laboratories, 9 clusters of excellence, and 5 laboratories of excellence. The University was awarded the Campus of Excellence label by the French Government in 2011 for its performance in research and innovation in training.
Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).
Students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States
Doctoral candidates must not have obtained their PhD before completing the proposed Fulbright grant period in France. Otherwise, they should plan on applying to the scholar program.
Accepted Degree Levels
Special Application Instructions
In the Fulbright online application, please select University of Bordeaux Doctoral Research Award from the Award Name drop-down menu.
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: French language proficiency is recommended, commensurate with the requirements of the project. In the Fulbright online application, applicants should include the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.
Fulbright Proposal Types
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline
It is the applicant's responsibility to secure affiliation with an institution or research unit attached to the University of Bordeaux. A letter of affiliation should be submitted with the application. The letter should be signed by the director of the research laboratory (“directeur du laboratoire”).
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact
Additional Online Resources
Directory of the Doctoral Schools at the University of Bordeaux: https://college-doctoral.u-bordeaux.fr/en/Graduate-Research-School/The-Doctoral-Schools
Directory of research units at the University of Bordeaux: https://www.u-bordeaux.com/Research/Research-departments
Welcome center for international researchers: https://www.u-bordeaux.com/Research/Join-us/Welcome-Center